Chiwawa Sno-Park


Day Hike - Chiwawa Sno-Park

This is not a trip to the Chiwawa Sno-Park. This is a day hike to Schaefer Lake, located on Chiwawa Ridge and requiring a crossing of the Chiwawa River. Total distance is 10 miles and 2500 feet elevation.

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  • N2 Nordic Advanced Basic Ski
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 680 ft

Monroe Park & Ride, 6AM

Join me for a hike to, as Craig Romano puts it, "a big, beautiful sparkling lake cupped in a cirque high on the craggy Chiwawa ridge." Plan on a post-hike stop at the 59er Diner for food and socializing.


Chiwawa Sno-Park

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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